NTSB Identification: DCA74AZ003
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of OZARK AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD FH227B, registration: N4215

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0041  73/7/23    ST.LOUIS,MO         FAIRCHILD FH227B    CR-  1  2  0  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1643                    N4215               PX- 37  4  0                            37, 9170 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            4382 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAMBERT-ST.LOUIS
        OPERATOR - OZARK AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          NASHVILLE,TENN              ST.LOUIS,MO                  MARION,ILL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: OTHER
           PERSONNEL - DISPATCHING (AIR CARRIER ONLY): OTHER
           WEATHER - SQUALL LINE
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - LIGHTNING STRIKE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                      RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     300
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           29                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- CONTD ILS APCH INTO TSTM.LACK OF TIMELY ISSUANCE OF SVR WX WRNG.TRML AREA WX IMPROPERLY ASSESSED.

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